SciNight - Biological Sciences at CSN

A great way to learn how science works

What is It?

The SciNight Journal Club is an open forum in which students and faculty can meet to informally discuss primary scientific research articles.

During the Spring 2023 semester, the journal club will meet every other Thursday at 7:30pm on the West Charleston campus in room H301J.

Schedule and articles

Format and Categories

Each SciNight session the article to be discussed will be posted on this website below. Download the article, read it, and come ready to discuss what you have learned with your fellow students and various faculty.

The articles will come from different disciplines within the sciences to address a variety of research interests here at CSN. The general topic of each session will be one of the following:

Biological Sciences

First Meeting of the Month

physical science
Physical Sciences

Second Meeting of the Month


Date Topic
Jan 26 Physical Science
Feb 9 Biological Science
Feb 23 Physical Science
Mar 9 Biological Science
Mar 23 Physical Science
Apr 6 Biological Science
Apr 20 Physical Science
May 4 Biological Science

Upcoming Journal Articles

Upcoming Topics:

Jan 26
How sunscreen led to the evolution of trees, an ice age, and a marine mass extinction

The origin and evolution of lignin biosynthesis

Journal Article Archive

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SciNight - Biological Sciences at CSN